First Amendment obligations

Over at the Carolina Journal, opinion editor Ray Nothstine defends a Lee County school board member’s right to protest. The school board voted to open an investigation into Sherry-Lynn Womack’s participation in the rally at The Ellipse prior to the attack on the...
It’s a new day

It’s a new day

It’s over. The reality show presidency has been cancelled. Trump is leaving as a sore loser, never admitting defeat or wishing the incoming president well. He’s on his way to Florida where he will live out his days railing against his enemies, fending off lawsuits,...

Corollaries to the Big Lie

Corollaries to the Big Lie

Republicans and conservatives are rewriting history as it occurs and creating corollaries to the Big Lie. People like Lindsey Graham are calling for unity and healing after they split the country wide open by validating and repeating the lies of Donald Trump. Other...

The Retrumplican poster boy

The Retrumplican poster boy

Give those Republicans in the mountains credit; they sure know how to pick ‘em. Madison Cawthorn is making a spectacle of himself as he wheels into Congress packing a gun and shooting off his mouth. He succeeds Mark Meadows who became Trump’s chief of staff. Meadows...

The conservative defense of the Big Lie

The conservative defense of the Big Lie

Donald Trump became the first president impeached twice. The vote in the House included ten Republicans, making it the most bipartisan impeachment in history. Several other Republicans who voted against impeachment disavowed the president and one said he might regret...

We need accountability before we can have unity

We need accountability before we can have unity

I’m not interested in uniting the country right now. I’m interested in defeating the forces of reaction that threaten our democracy. We have seen these people throughout our history and they are not open to compromise. They are destructive and authoritarian. They tore...

The Big Lie of voter fraud

The Big Lie of voter fraud

The Big Lie is voter fraud. It’s the metaphorical Reichstag fire that Republicans have used to rally their troops and strip away voting rights in attempts to rig elections. And it’s the spark that led to the failed insurrection on Wednesday that left our Capitol...

There should be consequences

There should be consequences

Yesterday should have been a celebration of our democracy and its tradition of a peaceful transfer of power. Instead, the President of the United States summoned a small group of his lunatic and intellectually challenged supporters to Washington and encouraged them to...

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